Equitrans, L. P.

Original Volume No. 1

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Effective Date: 05/01/2000, Docket: RP00-225-000, Status: Effective

First Revised Sheet No. 453 First Revised Sheet No. 453 : Effective

Superseding: Original Sheet No. 453






THIS AGREEMENT is made and entered into this__________day of,

20___, by and between EQUITRANS, L.P., (hereinafter referred to as

"Equitrans") and ________________ (hereinafter referred to as "Replacement



WHEREAS, Equitrans' FERC Gas Tariff provides that Equitrans'

Customers may release capacity contracted for under firm transportation and

storage service agreements; and


WHEREAS, Replacement Customer desires to obtain released capacity,

at the terms set forth in the Bid Agreement(s) separately executed and

attached hereto;


NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the representations, covenants,

and conditions herein contained, Equitrans and the Replacement Customer agree

as follows:



Gas to be Transported or Stored


1.1 Subject to the execution of a Release Addendum Agreement

attached as Exhibit A hereto and in accordance with the Rate Schedule and the

General Terms and Conditions applicable thereto, Equitrans agrees to receive

such quantities from the Replacement Customer(or Replacement Customer's

account)at the primary Receipt Point(s) designated in Section 2 of Exhibit A,

for transportation on a firm basis. However, Equitrans shall not be obligated

to receive on any day a quantity in excess of the Maximum Daily Quantity

("MDQ") allocated to each Receipt Point as set forth in Section 2 of Exhibit A.


1.2 Equitrans shall deliver and Replacement Customer shall cause to

be accepted at the primary Delivery Point(s) referenced in Section 3 of Exhibit

A, thermally equivalent quantities of natural gas received by Equitrans at the

Receipt Point(s) for transportation hereunder, less applicable shrinkage.

However, in no event shall Equitrans be obligated to deliver on any day

quantities in excess of the MDQ allocated to each delivery point as set

forth in Section 3 of Exhibit A.


1.3 For a release of storage, Equitrans shall inject into storage,

store, and withdraw from storage such quantities as are nominated by

Replacement Customer subject to the MDIQ, MDWQ and TASQ set forth in Exhibit A

and the provision of the applicable storage Rate Schedule and the General

Terms and Conditions.